Monday, August 24, 2020

Weekend Fun!

Ack! The new Blogger format is doing weird things with font size, indentations and bullet points! I cannot fix it no matter what I try. Sorry if this makes it harder to read. 

I had fun creating a grunge card using this wonderful digi from Createful Heart Design, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and some texture items from my stash. My grandpa had a truck like this, but it had wood accents on the back. So... I cut some scraps of woodgrain paper into thin strips to create a wood truck bed (I think that is what they call it?!) The fun sentiments are based on an item I’ve had in my files for several decades. I found a few versions on the web, but don’t have a clue of its original source. If you know it’s the source, please let me know so I can credit them.

Digi- Createful Heart Design (Worn Out Truck)
Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
Front Sentiment- Desert Diva Freebie sentiment (Happy Birthday- grunge style)   
Inside Sentiments- Computer Generated (not sure of original source) 
Assorted background papers and texture items from my stash
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Grunge it Up 
Createful Heart Designs- Challenge #23
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- For Him
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #452-453 Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- August
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020Anything Goes- Aug Challenge #8-2020

Last year I met a talented young artist named Sherry West via her FB page. The images she creates are adorable, so I was thrilled to win a few of them through contests on her FB page HERE. This sweet image is being provided as a freebie for a “Name this Digi” contest, which runs through the 28th of August. So join Sherry’s FB page to obtain a copy of this fun digi and to be alerted to future freebies and challenges. (BTW- Sherry is also an author. Her first children’s book, named “It’s Raining Cats Dogs and Pollywogs,” quickly sold out the first run on Amazon after its release. You can find it at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other sources across the web.)

Digi- Sherry West (Get Your Diva On)
Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
Stickles- Star Dust (adding sparkles to the Diva’s wings)
Front Sentiment- Computer Generated
Inside Sentiment- TlcCreations Freebie (Every Day Is Tiara Day)
Assorted background papers and rhinestones from my stash
Entered into:
Power Poppy- Creative Confetti- Inside Out! 
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week #33 Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #140 Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Studios Blog- Challenge #30 Things with Wings
The current Day of the Month Challenge celebrates National Watermelon Day. So, my final card for this posting features a cute watermelon eating bear digi from Gerda Steiner. I used the current Outlawz Sketch as my layout, and had fun adding ants to the yummy scene! I’m entering this card into several challenges, including Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge (I printed the bear on Kraft paper, added two bright colors- red & green- plus added lots of little ants), Outlawz Sketch Challenge (I know that the watermelon slide is much bigger than the little circle on the lower part of the sketch... but I hope that it kinda fits?!) and Scribbles Designs Challenge (when I think of the great outdoors, I think of camping, picnics, yummy watermelon and.... ants!)
·   Digi- Gerda Steiner (You Are Beary Sweet)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Mini Ant Stamp- JudiKins (retired)
·   Front Sentiment- “Sweet Thoughts of You” Cuddly Buddly Crafts (Sweet Kitchen Sentiments)
·  Inside sentiment “Sending Sweet Birthday Wishes”-Imagine That digi set (Ice Cream to My Cone)
·   Large Daisy and Circle Punches- Stampin’ Up!
·   Cardstock and red checked paper napkin  from my stash
Entered into:  
Day of the Month Challenge- National Watermelon Day
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge- Kraft plus 2 colors and a twist
Gerda Steiner DesignsShare Your Designs Challenge-August 
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- August 2020 #41
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Oh So Cute
The Paper Shelter- #437 Punches & Dies
Scribbles Designs Challenge- #91 The Great Outdoors
Outlawz Challenges- Wednesday Sketch
        Since I’m a DT for Beccy’s Place (sponsor), I’m entering this challenge just for fun!


  1. Loge this, I agree with the verse whole heartedly
    Claire Mrs H's Crafty Corner

  2. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. ALL your cards are wonderful! Love the old truck and that sentiment is so true!
    Love your little bear card - inside and out. Precious!
    Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.

  4. Great trio of cards and the little bear with all those sugar seeking ants is perfect for the Watermelon challenge at DotMCC x

  5. Awesome cards! I especially love the truck! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  6. Oh my Kathy -- you've got some surefire hits right here! :-) Love all of them! And your Diva creation just made me smile! I know a few ladies I could give that card to! LOL!

  7. I love the Worn Out Truck, of course I do, its from Createful Heart Design! Love the sentiment too! Thanks for joining in with us, at our challenge this month!
    Mary from Createful Heart Design

    1. Mary, Your comment made me realize that I hadn't provided the complete name of your company in my post. I just corrected it! Thanks so much for your comment, and also for your wonderful digis! This Worn Out Truck is one of my favs.

    2. Kathy, Well I do thank you so much for the wonderful compliment. I am happy you like the worn out truck! :)


  8. Oh Kathy, your diva is just wonderful! I love her attitude and the sentiment is perfect for her. What a fun card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Digi Doodle Studios!

  9. Oh oh .. the little bear has to be careful that the ants don't eat his melon. Made very cute!!
    Thank you for joining with us at DotMCC. Gundi

  10. Hi Kathy, a super set of cards, love the Grooving Lady, thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT LPoCF

  11. Oh my, I love your teddy picnic card! So adorable and even though I don´t like ants at a picnic I adore these on your card, so cute!
    Thank you for playing along and sharing your talent with us at SCRIBBLES DESIGN. Best of luck! Nick

  12. Thanks for sharing your fabulous "Things with Wings" creation with us at Digi Doodle Studios!

  13. This is fun! This cutie really enjoys his watermelon! Thank you so much for playing along with us at DotMCC! Hugs, Cornelia

  14. Kathy A: Hey! I've just joining CHD's design team in September and thought I'd stop by and say thank you for using CHD's image of "Worn Out Truck" on the masculine birthday card. Your inside panels are cleverly done too for coordinating with the old truck. Great project! --Becca/new DT for CHD


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